Wayne Snyder

1959 - January 23, 2021

MR. WAYNE DOUGLAS SNYDER, age 61, of Eastman, GA, died Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Dodge County Hospital.

Obituary for Wayne Snyder

MR. WAYNE DOUGLAS SNYDER, age 61, of Eastman, GA, died Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Dodge County Hospital.

 A celebration of life service will be held at 2:00PM Thursday, January 28, at Grace Baptist Church, with Rev. Lewis Miller and Inspector Woodrow Tripp officiating, along with several family eulogies, with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family requests that masks be worn and each person observes proper social distancing.

 Wayne was born in Bremerton, WA in 1959 and moved to Eastman with his family in 1968. He graduated from Dodge County High School in 1977 and after high school he served three years in the United States Marine Corp. At the conclusion of his military service, he joined the Atlanta Police Department in 1980 and began a career in law enforcement that lasted until his retirement as a sergeant in 2010. After his retirement from the Atlanta Police Department, he went to work with Park Atlanta from 2011 to 2017. While working with Park Atlanta, he joined the Department of Juvenile Justice in 2013 and worked there until transferring in 2015 to the Georgia Department of Corrections as a special agent attached to the Drug Enforcement Agency, where he worked until his passing.

Wayne was of the Baptist faith, a true family man who loved his family dearly, and was one who never met a stranger. He was active and involved with his children’s and grandchildren’s activities. He helped his daughter, Beverly, in her various sports and band activities, he served as an assistant Scout Master for Troup 265 and Cub Scout den leader for Pack 64 in Locust Grove and for Pack 78 in Eastman, while his sons and grandson were involved in scouting, and he took his granddaughter, Aria, every year to the Daddy Daughter Dance. Wayne loved football, collecting baseball cards, playing his guitar and singing with his family, and especially playing golf with his best friends, David German and Mike Taylor, and nephew, Doug Taylor. Wayne also enjoyed fulfilling his lifelong dream of building his dream home in 2010 where he put in copious amounts of sweat equity into it while working on it with his sons, Jacob and Joshua, and his Father-in-law, David Tyndall. He was preceded in death by a Daughter, Wendy Danielle Snyder. 

 He is survived by his Wife of 24 years – Sharon Tyndall Snyder of Eastman; Daughter – Beverly Snyder of Eastman; 2 Sons – Jacob Douglas Snyder and Joshua Wayne Snyder both of Eastman; 2 Grandchildren – A.J. Quinares and Aria Andries both of Eastman; Father and Mother – Paul and Beverly Hunter Snyder of Eastman; 2 Sisters – Christine Williams of Baxley and Julia Zielinski (Stephen) of Chesterfield, MO; Brother – Robert Snyder (Carol) of Eastman; Father-in-law and Mother-in-law – David and Judy Tyndall of Eastman; Brother-in-law – James Tyndall of Atlanta; 6 Nieces and Nephews – Kristi Taylor, Michael Taylor, Paul Zielinski (Kathleen), Caroline Martz (Jason), James Snyder, and Christina Henderson (Sean); Numerous Cousins and Friends also survive.

 Wayne will lie-in-state from 11:00AM-3:00PM Wednesday, January 27, in Southerland Funeral Chapel.

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